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Up to my ears in Screws!

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First: I know this isn't modding, per se, but it does pertains to cases, hence I post here (not in the off topic section).


So, I'm considering eventually modding my old PC case (a sad, beige mid-tower number), but tonight I decided first to get out all my old gear to do some testing on what still worked and what didn't. (I'm wanting to find out either for (a) a hardware firewall, (b) a home server, (c) something else not yet determined...)
As part of getting all the old parts out, I figured I should take apart the old case to clean it out. So take it apart I did -- completely. Every last screw I could find was taken out and the case taken apart.

After cleaning as much as I cared (it's almost midnight for me!), I started putting it back together. Now I've got the basic shell reassembled and I'm getting ready to install my old parts for testing (so the sides aren't back on yet)... And what do I come to find?
Two loose screws. Two homeless screws. Two screws I managed to forget where they got back to.


I'm hoping they're not important as I can't make the case bend or don't here anything wobbling loose, because I really don't want to tear it down again tonight (again, it's almost midnight).


Please tell me I'm not the only one to have this happen... I feel so ashamed of myself....
(As the thread title suggests, I'll probably just add the lost screws to my ever-growing jar of extra screws, should I ever need them for something else. After all, I am up to my ears, lol, almost, and I'm also thrifty -- all these extra screws may come in handy someday!)
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yah u can end up with lots of extras easy, i wouldnt stress it. the only thing u have to watch is ur power supply so it does not fall and crush ur comp lol.but i always seem to end up in ur boat everything together but i have extra parts.....
    
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LOL...No Buddy you are not the only one....Any time I put something together my Wife asks me how many parts do I have left over....Just make sure you don't have loose screws rolling around in you case, that would be bad...
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Well, I gave up trying to figure out where they went when I couldn't find empty screw holes, and nothing rattled loose....

So, I just started putting components back in and added the leftover to my Gerber jar-o-screws. (And dang, aren't those little glass Gerber baby food jars perfect for hobbyists/modders to keep track of little things, like screws!?)
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